Simplistic with a Twist: Nail Art

Simplistic with a Twist: Nail Art

Looking for a nail design that adds a touch a chic without over doing it? We’ve got the perfect solution. Neroli Salon & Spa Nail Designer, Marley has created a versatile design that you can completely change by switching up the colors where you like a bold pop of pink, or even want to skip the base color and go for a negative space manicure.


nail prep

• Orangewood Stick
• Yellow Block Buffer
• Nail File
• Cuticle Oil (Aveda’s Beautifying Composition)
• Cuticle Softener (Aveda’s Cuticle Control)
• Cotton Rounds
• Nail Polish Remover

Polish Application

• Base & Top Coat
• Nail Polish Colors
For this design, I used the following colors:
OPI’s Take A Right On Bourbon & I’ll Have A Manhattan


Art Supplies

Thin Brush

Prep time: 10 min
Polish time: 15 min
Art design: 20-30 min
Drying time: 30-45 min



step 1

Take the darkest shade you’re using and draw a line a crossed where you want the angle to be.

Optional: Skip the base color and and instead go for a negative space manicure.



step 2

Fill in open area.

step 3

On each new nail, draw your first line at a different angle to create the effect that Marley has on her nails.



step 4

Fill in the empty area.

This post was written by Neroli Downtown Nail DesignerMarley. To schedule a manicure or pedicure service with Marley, call 414.227.2888.


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